17.5 inch binocular

Ever since I first saw Lee Cain’s 17.5 inch binocular dobson in the book “the dobsonian telescope” I was fascinated with binoculars. There’s just something about them, they look like they are more of an extension of the observer when watching the sky. I’ve always wanted to build one and when I was thinking about building a larger instrument than my 17.5 inch f4.6, it seemed logical to just add another telescope to it. Furthermore, I would not be building a taller instrument. Something I always disliked about big telescopes is the necessity for a tall ladder when using one. The build is still very much a work in progress which will probably take 2 years. It will be called “Red Eye”.

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